Wilmington’s local music scene is just as prolific as the craft beer scene, so we thought it would be fun to pick the brains of some of the city’s musicians to see what they’re sippin’ when they’re not singin’. Follow along as we feature this series of local tunes & brews.


Photo by Jeni Smithson

Kyle Lindley, singer-songwriter & member of Future Relics

“I have so many favorite beers, But lately it has to go Waterline’s Black Citra IPA. Even though I’m loving the trend in dry-hopped, hazy ipa’s, the Black IPA is well underrated, and only a few brewers do it well. Thank you Waterline!

It’s no wonder I love beer like I do music. They have many parallels. Beer and music both resonate culture.”


Photo Courtesy Brittanie Smith


Brittanie Smith, drummer for The Explainers

“My favorite local beer is Blair’s Breakfast Stout. Wilmington Brewing Company marries flavors of roasted coffee and chocolate to create this perfect heavy stout. If you’re lucky, they’ll have one of the bourbon barrel-aged versions on draft. Go getchu one!”



Photo Courtesy Tim White

Tim White, of D&D Sluggers

“I’m a big fan of Sours and Stouts, but lately Real Fake Doors from Skytown (a saison) is a favorite. Reference aside, its a really tasty, well done, saison with a clean finish. Goes well with their food.”



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